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Worst Airbnb Deals At The Rio Olympics

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1 of 8| Vam Luxuosa Blindada (Luxurious Armoured Van): $6755|If you want to be a little mobile when you’re at the Games, this roaming armoured van could be just for you. (The armchairs indeed look comfortable.) But if you want to use the van through the entire Olympics, you’re looking at about $114,115. Ouch.
2 of 8| Nice Small Apartment in Flamengo: $8428|When I picture the word “uncomfortable” I will forever think of this bed. Also no pets, parties or infants? Seems unreasonably strict for $8428.
3 of 8|Melhor Apart-Hotel em Ipanema: $14,699|When I first saw this listing I thought it had to be a typo. There must be too many ones in that price! But the more ludicrous daily rates got, the more I realised it wasn’t a joke. At least it actually looks clean and cosy. Oh also, the minimum stay is 10 days.
4 of 8| Film TV Studio Rio Olympics 2016: $3982|If you’re feeling super creative, you could also round up 15 of your closest friends and hit up this entire film studio for the week. Only $3982 a night, which is actually not too bad split 16 ways. There are only three beds, however.
5 of 8| Barco-Casa na Marina da Gloria (Boat House on the Gloria Marina): $1257|Boats. Boats are cool, but not necessarily for sleeping. Also for $18,792 for two weeks, you can probably put a down payment on your own kickarse boat. And you also wouldn’t have to sleep while floating on human waste.
6 of 8| Apartment over the sea: $4191|If I had to design a room lampooning the needlessly lavish, it’d look something like this, though maid and butler services is included.
7 of 8| Olympics Accommodation Copacabana: $1759|None of those details looks even remotely true. I don’t know, though. I’ve never met the neighbours.
8 of 8| Quarto com banheiro – optima localizaçao (Room with bathroom – optimal location): $34|OK, I lied. There is one closet. Can’t beat that deal, though.

This story was originally published on Gizmodo

For two weeks, homeowners in Rio de Janeiro will have some highly desired real estate as people from around the world flock to the city (perhaps cautiously) to watch the Olympic Games.

Basic economics would suggest the locals will engage in a little bit of price gouging. But woah, some people are getting super gutsy.


That said, there are a few surprisingly decent amount of options out there that don’t involve sleeping in someone’s closet. But there are many that are just…well…you’ll see.

Note: Some descriptions are imperfectly translated from Portuguese.

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By Darren Orf – Gizmodo


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